In Kitasenju, a ramen restaurant of long standing is serving its ramen for just ¥330. Not only is it cheap, but the quality is good too! The broth is made from a mix of chicken, fish and pork. The noodles match that perfectly. Try it out yourself.
Rinrin is located at an 8-minute walk from the Kitasenju station (west exit). Inside and out, the restaurant has a retro atmosphere. It's been a place loved by the locals across generations, and today you see people of all ages eating there.
Simple, cheap and delicious
The original price of Rinrin's ramen was ¥190. People were very pleased with that price at the time and the owner wanted it to be kept that way so he never increased the price drastically.
In their ramen, you'll find the basic ingredients: green onions, chashu pork and bamboo shoots. The soup is light and has lots of umami that comes from the chicken and pork that were boiled to make it. It's a shouyu ramen, so a soy sauce is used to add even more deep flavour. Even though it's not oily, you get a good satisfying taste.
The noodles are pretty good too. They are made locally by Edotamagawaya. Curly and springy, they match very well with the shoyu ramen.
Kitasenju is a lesser-known part of Tokyo, but now Rinrin's retro ramen might give you a little reason to go explore that part of town!